Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 (1974) by Dimitri Shostakovich (1906-1975). The Fitzwilliam String Quartet:
Christopher Nowland and Jonathan Sparey, violins; Alan George, Viola;
Ioan Davies, Cello. In six movements linked together:
Released in 1976, Shostakovich assisted in the production of this recording before his death in 1975. The Fitzwilliams went on to provide the first complete recording of all 15 quartets. The
recording project won many awards and, in 2005, Gramophone magazine
named it among the 100 Greatest Recordings. Transfer from the original
L'Oiseau-Lyre stereo LP DSLO 11 by Bob Varney.